Worksupport Newsletter

Fall 2014

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Time to Register for Fall 2014 Online Courses!

Supported Employment Web-Based Certificate Series - ACRE Certified Sept 8 - This course provides an extensive overview of supported employment and how to facilitate competitive jobs for individuals with significant disabilities. Topics include: federal policy; customer profile; job development; working with employers; job-site strategies; support plans; and alternative funding. Details

Supported Competitive Employment for Individuals with Mental Illness - ACRE Certified Sept 8 - This course provides an extensive overview of supported competitive employment for individuals with mental illness. Topics include: individual placement model; marketing to businesses; support needs; job development; and benefits counseling. Details

Transition to Work for Individuals with Autism - Sept 22 - This course will provide the participant with an in-depth understanding of the concepts related to positive transition planning for youth with autism. Topics include: characteristics of autism; supports; inclusion; life and social skills; effective transition strategies; business partnerships; and job development. Details

Self-Employment - Oct 13 - Self-employment is increasingly recognized as a viable employment option for people with disabilities. Self employment for individuals with disabilities involves minimizing the fears of the prospective business-owner, as well as the rehabilitation and local small business development professionals who assist them. Topics include: the Discovery Process; business plans; feasibility studies; community supports; funding; and work incentives. Details

Real Work for Real Pay for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder - Nov 3 - This course highlights the best practices that facilitate employment outcomes for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Participants will learn about the concepts related to implementing high quality individualized supported employment services. Topics include: supported employment; characteristics of autism; person centered planning; working with businesses; job supports; and job retention. Details

VCU-ACE Webcast

JUstin GeorgeProgressing through Transition by Justin George

Sept 9 | 3:30 - 4:00pm ET

Justin George is a young man with AS and ADHD. He also has anxiety. This webcast will be delivered by Justin. In his own words, he will discuss how strategies, people and placements helped him move from middle school, high school and now to college. Strategies on how he moved forward became more self-determined and have used his interests and love of amateur radio and weather reporting to continue to become more successful as he continues to progress through his transitions in life will be discussed.

You may register for the series or for single webcasts. Meet the Presenter & Register

VCU-RRTC Webcast

Tony GentryAssistive Technology Apps in the Workplace by Dr. Tony Gentry

Sept 11 | 2:00pm ET

For an individual with a physical disability, assistive technology applications may be vital to obtaining employment and improving daily work performance. Assistive technology (AT) can assist in bridging the gap between a person's physical abilities and their daily job duties. Many workplace challenges can be either overcome or improved by using assistive technology in combination with other types of workplace supports. This webcast will provide general information about assistive technology and provide resources for additional information.

Meet the Presenter & Register

JVR Article

National Snapshot of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in the Labor Force

Employment has been recognized as an important goal for improving the quality of life of adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). Governments at both the federal and state level have invested billions of dollars to encourage better outcomes for adults with ID as they transition out of high school and into the labor force. Given these important efforts, this study documented the employment situation of working-aged adults with ID across the country.

Free access to this JVR article

KTER Center Webinar

Cancer and Employment Issues

This recorded webinar from SEDL’s Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER) Center’s webinar, Cancer and Employment Issues, is now available. This free training will help anyone who is a supervisor learn more about cancer-related workplace issues and recent changes to the ADA. It has also been approved for 1 recert credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recert through the HRC Institute. View this webinar.

Journal of Vocation Rehabilitation

Journal of Voc RehabSpecial Issue

Together with IOS Press, we are very pleased to announce that the Special Issue of the Journal of Vocation Rehabilitation has been published.

This Issue ,Volume 41, Number 1, contains the European Union of Supported Employment (EUSE) 2013 Conference Proceedings.

The free access to this special issue provides a unique opportunity for supported employment professionals everywhere to learn about the current practices and advances being made in Europe and throughout the world in the area of supporting people with disabilities and other disadvantaged groups into employment.

The JVR 41(1) issue is on-line and freely available here.

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Online Events calendar

Sep 8 - Supported Employment Web-Based Certificate Series course

Sep 8 - Supported Competitive Employment for Individuals with MI course

Sep 9 - Progressing through Transition webcast

Sep 11 - Assistive Technology Apps in the Workplace webcast

Sep 22 - Transition to Work for Individuals with Autism course

Oct 13 - Self-Employment course

Nov 3 - Real Work for Real Pay for Individuals with ASD course

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